G. DAVID THONPSOf COILECTIOI Digitized by the Internet Archive in 2011 with funding from Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Library and Archives http://www.archive.org/details/onehundredpaintiOOthom cAUii ^Ci/Za cfulau, zi^crec/of Gmei^i^ ^UcAae/ ^. I'l'eidzcA The genuine collector is a rare being. He is the pioneer who assembles a collection on the basis of his taste and knowledge. While he diligently pursues a well chartered course others spend time and mottey in pursuit of the latest art fad. In art Belacroix believed Painting to be the most difficult medium. I choose to believe he meant not only difficult of execution but also of comprehension. This belief is substantiated by the fact that a far greater number of people prefer IHusic and Poetry to Painting. In trying to analyze the reason for this preference I have concluded that whereas Music and Poetry employ only one's emotional sensibilities — Painting reiinircs the use of your emotional mechanisnt and also your faculty of comprehension. As a ctmsequence I believe tme's capacity for enjoyment of Painting and Sculpture is commensurate with the power to observe and emotion- ally absorb the image thus created. To the esthetic there is little connection between the price tag and the art object. In a recent London Sales Room $616,000 was paid for a paint- ing by Cezanne. In commenting on this, too few mention the merits of the painting. To the majority only the sales price seems important. When ashed if it were possible that the selling price represented the paint- ing's true value, I could without hesitation assure the interrogator that such was indeed the case. The price paid represented the worth the buyer — not the seller — placed on the object. There are many who have $616,000, but there is but one who possesses this marvelous painting by Cezanne. It has been my experience that in purchasing works of art the buyer is inevitably the one who gains. The seller receives payment hut mice. The purchaser however collects a daily spiritual dividend that goes hand in hand with ownership of great art. The joy of possessing it contains a special uplifting ingredient that permits the possessor to live in an aura reserved for the Saints. It also gains for him a special niche in the hearts and esteem of those with whom he daily rubs elbows. In my opin- ion such a feeling of well-being cannot be derived through possessing a large bank balance. Proof of the intangible value of good art can be gained by considering that although its component parts tnay be of no material value, art trea- sures nevertheless are usually the first thing sought by an invading army. i have often been ashed why I purchased this or that object or why I chose to buy the worh of one artist in preference to another. These are in reality not easy questions. Reduced to their simplest form I should say it resolves itself largely into a matter of personal taste. Availability is also a hey factor in collecting. The true uiorth of an art object, as that of a Musical composition or Poent, is often not readily recognizable. This is where taste and experience play an all important role in the formation of a collection. During the early years of collecting and observing I classified art as abstract or realistic. And by Schools such as Dada or Surrealist. Today I recognize but two kinds of art. Good Art and Bad Art. in the formation of a collection I had no desire to tnvn a painting b;/ each of the better known Contemporary artists. By choice I confined my activi- ties to a small group. Within this group my collection often contained 40 to 50 works by a single artist. In several instances this figure ex- ceeded 100. It was my belief that since I could own — and perhaps more important — absorb the significance of — but a limited amount of art it was better that I restrict my endeavors. It seemed much more desirable to own and be thoroughly ctmversant tcith a comprehensive group of worU by one artist than to possess individual works by a great number of artists. This ot course was a matter of personal choice. Through the collection hanging at "Stone's Throw" I was able to demon- strate the merits of this approach in collecting contemporary art. Here I continuously had on exhibit more than two hundred works of art. This nuntber did not include various group-hangings of work by one artist. It was my belief that the total esthetic impact of the more than two hundred on exhibit failed to equal that of say a wall devoted to showing the complete range of Schwitter's work. Or a gallery devoted solely to the work of one artist such as Klee, Giacometti, Leger,Burrt, Fautrier, Du- butfet, Sta'el or Picasso. This method of grouping for display permitted the viewer an oppor- tunity to make a more accurate appraisal of the individual artist's work than seeing the same material scattered throughout the collection. It had a further aspect of interest, that of seeing the individuals' work against a baekgrotind of numerous works by his contemporaries. Exercising your prerogative as to what you buy and how you display it is an important part of the joy of collecting. There is fortunately room for all tastes in today's exciting world of art. I wish it were possible for me to do it all over again. G. David Thompson, "Stone's Throw", Pittsburgh, Pa. The President and the Board of Trustees of The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation welcome the opportunity of presenting one hundred paintings selected from the G. David Thompson Collection. We are grateful to the Municipal Museum at The Hague — one of three European museums which featured the collection — for facilitating the preparatory steps for the current exhibition, and to the Galerie Beyeler in Basel, Switzerland, for cooperat- ing with the Museum staff in arranging the loan show. Through its uncompromising commitment to quality, the collection itself is a tribute to G. David Thompson. Harry F. Guggenheim, President JOSEF ALBERS 1888- Born in Bottrop, Ruhr district, Germany. Educated at art schools in Berlin, Essen, Munich and at Bauhaus. 1923-33 professor at Bauhaus, Weimar and Dessau. Came to United States to head art department. Black Mountain College, N. C, 1933-49. 1950-58 Chairman, Department of Design, Yale University. 1959 received Ford Foundation Fellowship. BENT BLACK. 1940. Oil on pressed wood, 26 x 19Vi". JEAJV ARP 1887- Born in Strassburg. 1904 to Paris. 1906-09 studied painting in Weimar. To Switzerland, 1909. 1912 to Munich; associated with Kandinsky and Der Blaue Reiter. One of founders of Dada, Ziirich, 1916. 1920 member Cologne Dada group. Joined surrealist group, Paris, 1925. Trips to United States, 1949, 1950. Executed relief for UNESCO Building, Paris, 1957. Lives in Meudon- Val-Fleury, near Paris. INTERREGNUM. 1949. Oil on board relief, 28 x 21". JEAJV BAZAIJVE 1904- Born in Paris. Studied literature and sculpture before turning to painting in 1924. Has designed theater sets and costumes; stained glass and mosaics, including large mosaic decoration, 1958, for UNESCO Building, Paris. Represented in Venice Biennale, 1948, 1952; Sao Paulo Bienal, 1951, 1953; Pittsburgh International, 1950, 1955, 1958; II. Documenta, Kassel, 1959. Lives in Paris. THE CLEARING. 1951. Oil on canvas, 51V4, x38Vi". IVORMAIV BLVHM 1920- Born in Chicago. Studied architecture with Mies van der Rohe, 1936-41, 1945. Painted in Paris, 1947-56. One-man exhibitions at Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, 1957, 1959, 1960. Participation in group exhibitions including Pittsburgh International, 1958; II. Documenta, Kassel, 1959. Lives in New York City. EARTHQUAKE. 1959. Oil on canvas, 83% x 48Vi". PIERRE BONNARD 1867-1947 Born in Fontenay-aux-Roses, near Paris. 1888-89 studied at Ecole des Beaux- Arts and Academic Julian. Met Denis, Vuillard ; became member of Nabi group. 1893 met Vollard who showed and published his lithographs and book illustrations. 1896 first one-man show at Durand-Ruel's. 1926 visited United States as member of Pittsburgh International fury. Died at Le Cannet, France. NUDE AT THE WINDOW: Oil on canvas, 49V2 x 26W. PAVL-EMILE BORDVAS 1905-1960 Born in Saint-Hilaire, Quebec. Studied at Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Montreal; Ecole d'Art Sucre, Paris, 1928-30. Returned to Montreal, 1930, where he founded .4utomatiste group, 1948. Saint-Hilaire, 1948-52; Netv York, 1953-54; Paris, 1955-60. Participated in Pittsburgh International, 1952, 1955; Venice Biennale, 1954: Sao Paulo Bienal, 1951, 1953. 1955. Died in Paris. SUDDEN SILENCE. Oil on canvas, 45 x 57". GEORGES BRAQK/E 1882- Born in Argenteuil, France. 1893-99 Le Havre; to Paris, 1900. Studied at Academic Humbert, 1902-04. 1906 exhibited ivith Fauves at Salon des Independants. From 1907 close association with Picasso. 1908 first one-man show, Galerie Kahnweiler, Paris. Participated in Pittsburgh International, 1937, 1939, 1958; Venice Biennale, 1948, 1950, 1954, 1958, 1960. Lives in Paris. LANDSCAPE AT LA ClOTAT. 1907. Oil on canvas, 24 x29Vi". WOMAN WITH A MANDOLIN. 1910. Oil on canvas, 36 x 28Vi". STILL LIFE WITH FRUIT BOWL. 1919. Oil on canvas, Wk x 25Vi". STILL LIFE WITH VASE, E.4SEL AND PALETTE. 1938. Oil on canvas, 35V2 x 42Vz" PAUL CEZAKKE 1839-1906 Born in Aix-en-Provence. 1856 studied at Aix School of Drawing. 1859 studied law in accordance with father's wishes. Attended Academic Suisse in Paris to study painting; associated with Impressionists. 1874 participated in first Impressionist exhibition, Paris. 1895 first one-man show at Ambroise Vollard's. 1904 featured at Salon d'Automne. Died in Aix-en-Provence. PORTRAIT OF MADAME CEZANNE. 1872-77. Oil on canvas, 21 ^Axl7^A". FOREST PATH. 1895. Oil on canvas, 31Vi x 25Vi" . EDGAR DEGAS 1834-1917 Born in Paris. Began drawing at an early age. Studied law briefly; enrolled in Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1855. 1865-70 contributed to Salon. Participated in first, second, third Impressionist exhibitions. Began sculpture, 1878. From 1879 showed regularly at Salon des Independants. After 1886 withdrew almost entirely from public exhibitions. Traveled extensively, particularly in Italy. Died in Paris. AFTER THE BATH. Circa 1886. Pastel, 28Vi x KVi". ROBERT DELAVKAV 1885-1941 Born in Paris. Apprenticed to stage designer. 1904 met Metzinger. 1911 showed with cubists in Salle 41, Salon des Independants. Met Apollinaire and Gleizes. Included in first Der Blaue Reiter exhibition, Munich, 1911. 1913 to Berlin with Apollinaire for one-man show at Der Sturm. 1914-20 Spain and Portugal. 1921 returned to Paris. Murals for Paris world fairs, 1925, 1937. Died at Montpellier, France. RHYTHM WITHOUT END. 1935-37. Oil on canvas, 63% x 51 Vi". ANDRE DERAIL 1880-1954 Born in Chatou, France. 1895-1900 academic training at Ecole Poly technique, Paris ; interest in painting and friendship with Vlaminck ; at Academic Carriere, Paris; met Matisse. 1905 exhibited with Fauves at Salon d'Automne; visited London. 1907 contract with dealer Kahnweiler. Executed ballet and theater decor. First prize Pittsburgh International, 1928. Died in Garches, France. MORNING LIGHT. 1904-05. Oil on canvas, 30 x 25V2". LE HAVRE. 1907. Oil on canvas, 28% x SeVi". JEAN DVBVFFET 1901- Born in Le Havre. 1918 studied painting, music, languages in Paris. 1924 gave up art for commerce. 1942 resumed painting. First one-man exhibition, 1944, Galerie Drouin, Paris. Frequent exhibitions in United States and Europe since then. International exhibitions include Pittsburgh International, 1952, 1955, 1958; II. Documenta, Kassel, 1959. Lives in Vence and Paris. METAPHYSICAL LANDSCAPE. 1952. Oil on canvas, 51V4 x 63%". RAOVL BVFY 1877-1953 Born in Le Havre. 1895 entered Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Le Havre. 1900 to Paris, enrolled in Ecole des Beaux-Arts. Exhibited at Salon des Independants, 1903; Salon d'Automne, 1906. 1911 began designing printed textiles. Did ceramics, tapestries, theater sets and book illustrations. Awarded first prize, Venice Biennale, 1952. Retrospective, Masee de I' Art Moderne, Paris, 1953. Died in Forcalquier, France. WHITE TOWER. 1914. Oil on canvas, 23% x 28%". J£AiV FAVTRIER 1898— Born in Paris. 1912 studied painting in London. Returned to France, 1914. First exhibition in Paris, 1923. First abstract paintings, 1928. 1935-39 lived in Switzerland, later to his present residence at Chatenay-Malabry, near Paris. Represented in Pittsburgh International, 1958; II. Documenta, Kassel, 1959. "PETITE EMBALLAGE". 1952. Oil and plaster on canvas, 17% x 21 V^". GREENS. 1954. Oil and plaster on canvas, 17% x 21". WHITE SILK. 1957. Oil and plaster on canvas, 10¥b x 13%". SQUARES. 1957. Oil and plaster on canvas, 2OV2 x25V2". ALBERTO GIACOMETTI 1901— Born in Stampa, Switzerland. Until 1915 studied with his father Giovanni Giacometti in Stampa, later at Ecole des Arts et Metiers in Geneva; 1922-23 in Paris, under Bourdelle. 1930-32 associated with surrealists in Paris. First one-man exhibition in Paris, 1933. Represented in Venice Biennale, 1956; II. Documenta, Kassel, 1959, Lives in Paris. STANDING NUDE. 1953. Oil on canvas, 62% x 22". VIJVCEIVT VAJV GOGH 1853-1890 Born in Groot Zundert, The Netherlands. Worked in an art gallery, as a schoolmaster and a lay preacher. 1880 began to study drawing. 1882 first oil paintings. Entered Academy, Antwerp, 1885. 1886 to Paris, met Lautrec. 1887 met Pissarro, Bernard, Gauguin and others. 1888 to Aries. 1889 admitted himself to asylum at St. Remy. 1890 to Paris; then to Auvers, where he committed suicide. 1891 retrospective. Salon des Independants, Paris. L'ARLESIENNE. 1890. Oil on canvas, 23Vz x 19%". Baziiim-: Th,- C/rarln/^. 19S1. Hoitniinl : Nitilc al thi- Window. Braqiir: iMiulscape at La C.iotal. 1007. lirmjuv: W oniai} with a \Ian(/o!in. 1910. Braqite: Still Lifr with Fiuit Bowl. 1919. Cezanne: Portrait vl Mailann' Cezanne. 1872-77. Cezanne: Forest Path. 1895. Degas: After the Bath. Circa 1886. Derain: Morning Light. 1904-05. Kandinsky: Nude. 1911. r ^ jm ▲ i^A ^^^^^^^Vj: V 1 I a ,- Klee: Palace in Four Parts. 1933. g;B: ^1^"'": "--CW^^^^m' S'^^M'^^ ^^: ■.''.:-".:■";-■- rr, 'J: -i|J' ^';. ^-;-.^^C.-»- "■■■ :3ft- : ^;_" ■ ;^ .,:,;,. --"^^mM-- ' , ■•;r--sjr>v ._ ,,, . -■- •sSf- ","• J- •i-i*: ■ ■ ■ hr:. S^SF' --- --is". -- "■ ,•■ ■ , - : '- ... SIS'::'",-' -- -'-■jsiKWii-:^." • :ii -■:::;* '•;-* J&JiMi:!^... t .^'^- :; ■."■■■>* ''"■■-■' '.!'«"';::;:;;'' /L/ee; /n the Flower Garden. 1939. Leger: Compass. 1926. Leger: Composition I. 1930. XJEii Malisse: Grey Nude. 1929. Mini: Constellation. 19.33. Mondrian: Tree. 1912. Mondrian: Composition. Blue and Yellow. 1935. Monet: Wisteria. 1920-25. I'irasso: Hiisl III n Himiiin. I'lllT. Picasso: Slill Lil,' wilh Mandolin. /"IV! I'icasiu: Sciilrd Fiiiurc. I93U. I'icasso: Xiulc Belurc ihe Garden. 1956. Roiiault: Moroccan. 1913. n ^ f. : . : 1 J A T ^t:?' \.-< '^'-'Lr/-^ (^^. r -*"®^a .». •c f: I ■■'■■-W -: .:3Ji.- UOI& Srlncitl,Ts:OI:ola. 1926. Woh: Ilarhor District. '1 \ .-i— \:. i-- ??'\ \v-. \ ro/s; W'indmiU. 1940-U. MICHAEL GOLDBERG 1924- Born in Neiv York City, where he now lives. Studied at Art Student's League, New York, 193840, 1946; Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts, New York, 1941-42, 1949-51. In the army 1942-46. Group exhibitions since 1951, including Young America, Whitney Museum, 1957; Pittsburgh International, 1958; II. Documenta, Kassel, 1959; Sao Paulo Bienal, 1959. First one-man exhibition, Tiber de Nagy Gallery, New York, 1953. JANUS STILL LIFE. 1955. Oil and collage, 75 x SOVt". JUAJV GRIS 1887-1927 Born in Madrid. 1902 studied at School of Arts and Industry, Madrid. 1906 to Paris. Met Kahnweiler, 1907. First exhibited, 1912, at Salon des Independants and with cubists at Section d'Or. 1922-23 executed stage sets and costumes for Diaghilev. Died in Paris. TEA CUPS. 1914. Oil, charcoal and collage on canvas, 25^ x 36Vi". STILL LIFE. 1919. Oil on canvas, 21% x 15". PHILIP Gt/STOJV 1913- Born in Montreal. To Los Angeles, 1916. Self-taught except for three months at Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles. 1934-35 to Mexico. To New York, 1935. Worked on WPA Federal Art Project, 1935-40. One-man exhibitions since 1944. Group exhibitions include Sao Paulo Bienal, 1957, 1959; II. Documenta, Kassel, 1959; Venice Biennale, 1960. Lives in New York City. COMPOSITION (BRANCH). 1956-58. Oil on canvas, 72V4 x 76V2". ALFRED JEJVSEiV 1903— Born in Guatemala City. 1925-26 studied at Fine Arts Museum, San Diego. Has exhibited in United States and Europe. First one-man show at Heller Gallery, New York, 1952. Subsequent New York exhibitions at Tanager, Stable, Bertha Schaefer and Martha Jackson Galleries. Instructor at Maryland Institute, Baltimore, 1958. Lives in New York City. INSIGHT. 1959. Oil on canvas, 74 x 45%". VASILY KANDIIVSKY 1866-1944 Born in Moscow. 1896 to Munich. 1911 with Franz Marc founded Der Blaue Reiter group in Munich and edited yearbook by that name. 1912 wrote Concerning the Spiritual in Art. 1919 returned to Moscow; director, Museum of Pictorial Culture; taught at Academy of Fine Arts. 1922-32 professor at Bauhaus, ¥eimar and Dessau. From 1933, Paris, luhere he died. NUDE. 1911. Oil on canvas, 58x39". PAUL KLEE 1879-1940 Born in Bern. First considered music as a profession but chose painting. 1898 studied in Munich; associated with Der Blaue Reiter, 1911. 1912 Paris. 1914 trip to Kairuan, Tunisia. 1920-30 professor at Bauhaus, Weimar and Dessau. 1925 wrote Pedagogical Sketchbook. 1931 professor at Dusseldorf Academy of Art. Returned to Bern, 1933. Died at Locarno-Mural to, Switzerland. THE CHAPEL QUAKES. 1924. Gouache and India ink, 13Vi x MVi". FIELD. 1925. Gouache, 10 x 13". TIME AND THE PLANTS. 1927. Oil on wood, 15Vi x 21". CHECK! 1931. Oil on plaster, 15V4 x 17". PALACE IN FOUR PARTS. 1933. Oil on canvas, 35V2 x 26V2". TROUBLED. 1934. Oil on canvas, 6% x I6V2". IN THE FLOWER GARDEN. 1939. Oil on canvas, 2PA x 15". FER1VA]V» LEGER 1881-1955 Born in Argentan, Normandy. 1900 to Paris; worked as an architectural draughtsman. Began painting, 1901. Associated with cubists, 1910-14. Stage designs for Swedish Ballet, 1921-23 ; 1924 film Ballet Mecanique. Visits to United States in 1931, 1938, 194145. 1949 mosaic for church fagade at Assy; 1951 window for church at Audincourt. Died in Gif-sur-Yvette, France. SEATED NUDE. 1913. Charcoal, 19V4 x 12Vz". COMPASS. 1926. Oil on canvas, 38 x 57%". STILL LIFE WITH INKWELL. 1927. Gouache on board, 9 x 12W. COMPOSITION I. 1930. Oil on canvas, 55V2 x IMVz". EL LISSITZKY 1890-1947 Born in Smolensk, Rassia. Studied engineering. Joined constructivist movement of Tallin and Rodchenko, 1919. Taught at Moscow Academy, 1921. 1922 to Berlin, where he worked with van Doesburg, Moholy-Nagy and Mies van der Rohe. 1923-25 Switzerland, where he organized ABC group. Published The Isms of Art with Arp, 1925. 1925-28 Hannover. 1928 returned to Russia. Died in Moscow. COMPOSITION. 1920-22. Oil on canvas, 30Vi x 32Vi". JOBiV LITTLE 1907— Born in Sanford, Alabama. Studied at Buffalo Fine Arts Academy, 1924-27 ; Art Student's League, New York, 1933-34; Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, 1937 ; Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts, New York and Provincetown, 1938-43. One-man exhibitions since 1946. Lives in East Hampton, New York. INCREASE. 1959. Oil on canvas, 73V4: x 73Vi". ; ALFRED MAlKESSiER 1911- Born in Saint-Ouen (Somme), France. Studied at Academy of Fine Arts, Amiens. 1931 to Paris. Studied architecture at Ecole des Beaux- Arts; started to paint at this time. 1935 studied with Bissiere, met Le Moal, Bertholle. Later exhibited with Singier and Gischia. Has designed tapestries and stained glass for churches. Exhibited in Europe, South America and United States. LAVENDER. 1959. Oil on canvas, 38% x 51 Vi". COIVRAD MARCA.RELLI 1913— Born in Boston. Self-taught. Since 1948 both group and one-man exhibitions in. United States and Europe. Received Logan Medal and Purchase Prize, Whitney Museum Annual, 1954; Ford Foundation Fellowship, 1959. Spent part of 1959 in Rome. Associate Professor, University of California, Feb.-June 1958. Lives in New York City. COLLAGE M -10-56. Oil and collage on canvas, 34Vi x 24W. HEiVRI MATISSE 1869-1954 Born in Le Cateau, France. 1891 studied in Paris with Bouguereau. and Moreau. Exhibited at Salon des Independants from 1901, at Salon d'Automne from 1903. One-man show, Ambroise Vollard's, 1904. Leader of the Fauves. 1908 exhibited in New York, Moscow and Berlin. 1910 to Spain; 1911 to Moscow; 1911-13 trips to Morocco. Designed Vence chapel, completed 1951. Died in Nice. FLOWERS AND CERAMIC PLATE. 1911. Oil on canvas, 36% x 32V4" . STILL LIFE WITH FISH. 1921. Oil on canvas, 29 x 24". GREY NUDE. 1929. Oil on canvas, 39% x 32". JOAN MIRO 1893- Born in Barcelona. 1919 to Paris. 1922 exhibited in international Dada exhibition, Paris; 1925 in first surrealist group exhibition, Paris. 1925 decor for Diaghilev ballet. Murals: 1937 Paris Exposition; Terrace Plaza Hotel, Cincinnati, 1947; Graduate Center, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., 1950-51. Guggenheim International Award, 1958. Lives in Palma Majorca, Spain. CONSTELLATION. 1933. Oil on canvas, 51V4 x65V'k". POETIC LANDSCAPE. 1937. Oil on board, 49Vi x 37". HALLOWEEN. 1953. Oilonmasonite,42 x21". PIET MOJVDRIAJV 1872-1944 Born in Amersfoort, The Netherlands. Studied at Academy of Fine Arts, Amsterdam. 1910 to Paris. 1914 exhibited at Salon des Independants. 1914-19 The Netherlands. 1917 founded with van Doesburg and others the periodical De Stijl. Published Le Neo Plasticisme, 1920, Paris. 1938-40 London. 1940 to United States. Died in New York City. TREE. 1912. Oil on canvas, 36% x 27%". COMPOSITION NO. V WITH COLOR PLANES. 1917. Oil on canvas, 19Vi x 24" COMPOSITION NO. II, BLACK AND WHITE. 1930. Oil on canvas, 16 x 13Vi". COMPOSITION, BLUE AND YELLOW. 1935. Oil on canvas, 28% x 27Vi". COMPOSITION, WHITE,RED, YELLOW. 1938. Oil on canvas, 31V2x24V2". CLAUDE MOIVET 1840-1926 Born in Paris. Studied at Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris. Friendship with Renoir, Sisley and Bazille. 1871 trip to London with Pissarro ; influence of Turner. A leading figure in the Impressionist movement. Participated in first Impressionist exhibition, 1874, Paris and most subsequent Impressionist shows. 1890-91 began Haystack series, followed by Cathedral of Rouen and Waterlilies series. Died in Giverny, France. WISTERIA. 1920-25. Oil on canvas, 59Vi x 79". BEJV JVICHOLSO]V 1894— Born in Denham, Buckinghamshire, England. Son of artist. Sir William Nicholson. Studied at Slade School, London and in Tours and Milan. Known for his geometrical plaster reliefs as well as for his paintings. Aivarded many prizes including first prize, Pittsburgh International, 1952; Guggenheim International Award, 1956; Ulissi Prize, Venice Biennale, 1958. COMPOSITION (PALE BLUE CIRCLE). 1935. Oil on canvas, 28 x 35%". PABLO PICASSO 1881 — Born in Malaga, Spain. To Barcelona, 1895. 1900-01 trips to Madrid and Paris. 1904 settled in Paris. 1907 met Prague with whom he developed cubism. 1917-21 stage sets and costumes for Diaghilev ballet. 1937 "Guernica". 1939-40 Royan, near Bordeaux. Since 1946 has lived in the south of France. Retrospectives: Paris, 1955; New York, 1959; London, 1960. KNEELING NUDE. 1901. Chalk, 13% x9W. BUST OF A WOMAN. 1907. Oil on canvas, 21V4. x 15%". WOMAN WITH MANDOLIN. 1908. Oil on canvas, 39Vz x 31%". STILL LIFE WITH MANDOLIN. 1923. Oil on canvas, SSVa x 51Vz". SKETCH FOR A SCULPTURE. 1930. Oil on canvas, 36Vi x 28%". SEATED FIGURE. 1930. Oil on wood, 26 x 19W. BULLFIGHT. 1934. Oil on canvas, 13 x 21%". TWO FIGURES. 1939. Oil on canvas, 16 x 13". SEATED CHILD. 1939. Oil on canvas, 28Vzx23'^h". SEATED NUDE ON BLUE. 1939. Oil on canvas, 16 x 13". STILL LIFE WITH MELON. 1948. Oil on wood,23Vz x39Vi". NUDE BEFORE THE GARDEN. 1956. Oil on canvas, SlVi x 63%". JACKSON POLLOCK 1912-1956 Born in Cody, Wyoming. Lived in Arizona and Wyoming. Came to New York 1929. Studied at Art Student's League with Thomas Hart Benton, 1929-30. First one-man show in 1943, Art of This Century, New York. Included in Sao Paulo Bienal, 1951, 1957 (Special Room) ; Venice Biennale, 1948, 1950, 1956. Died in East Hampton, New York. Posthumous retrospective. The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1957. SHIMMERING IMAGE. 1947. Oil on canvas, 24 x 20". ROBERT RAVSCHEJVBERG 1925— Born in Port Arthur, Texas. Studied at Kansas City Art Institute; Academic Julian, Paris, 1947; Black Mountain College, N. C, 194849; Art Student's League, New York, 1949-50. Traveled in Italy and North Africa, 1952-53. Group exhibitions since 1951, including II. Documenta, Kassel, 1959; 16 Americans, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1959. One-man exhibitions since 1953. Lives in New York City. COMPOSITION. 1951. Oil and collage on canvas, 29% x 41". MAJV RAY 1890- Born in Philadelphia. To New York, 1897. First one-man exhibition. New York, 1912. Exhibited in Armory Show, New York, 1913. With Duchamp and de Zayas founded New York Dada group, 1917. 1921 to Paris, where he joined Dada group. 1921 took up photography using "Rayograph" technique. 1924 joined surrealist group. Has made surrealist films. 1940-51 California. Now lives in Paris. COMPOSITION. 1929. Oil on canvas, 2OV2 x 28". GEORGES ROVAVLT 1871-1958 Born in Paris. Studied stained glass making. 1891, Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris ; 1893 met Matisse in Moreau's class. 1901 met Huysmans. 1902-12 exhibited annually at Salon des Independants. A founder of Salon d'Automne, 1903, where he exhibited regularly until 1908. 1904 met Leon Bloy. First one-man exhibition Galerie Druet, 1910. Active in printmaking; designed decor for Diaghilev ballet, 1929; windows for Church at Assy, 1945. Died in Paris. MOROCCAN. 1913. Oil on canvas, 40Vi x 27Vi". KC/RT SCHWiTTERS 1887-1948 Born in Hannover. Studied at. School of Decorative Arts of Hannover, 1908; 1909-14 Academy of Dresden. 1915 Merzbau. 1919, Hannover, founded Merz his own sector of the Dada movement, published review Merz, contributed to review Der Sturm. Member of Cercle et Carre group, Paris, 1930 and Abstraction-Creation, 1932. Settled in England, 1941. Died in Ambleside, England. MERZBILD 13A. 1919. Oil and collage on board, 16V.I x 13" (oval). BUNT. 1921. Collage, 7 x SVz". Mz. RE. Circa 1923. Collage, 7 x 6%". Mz 464. 1922. Collage and gouache, 7Vz x 5W (oval). OKOLA. 1926. Collage, 7 x5Vi". ROSA D ABEL 1926. Collage. 6V2. x5Vi". Mz30,17. 1930. Collage on board, 6Vix4%". GREY CIRCLE. 1946. Oil and collage on tvood, IOV2 x 8%". N.B.1947. Collage on leather, 15 X U". MILK FLOWER. 1947. Collage on board, 15 x 12Vi". REPL. 1947. Collage, I3V2 x 11". CHASM SOt/TIIVE 18941943 Born in Smilovitch, Lithuania. Studied at School of Fine Arts, Vilna, 1910. 1913 to Paris, tvhere he studied at Ecole des Beaux-Arts. Met Chagall, Leger, Cendrars, Modigliani and the dealer, Zborowski. Exhibited rarely. After 1919 lived in Ceret, Cagnes, Chatelguyon and Paris. Died in Paris. MISTR.4L. 1922. Oil on canvas, 32% x 24". NICOLAS BE STAEL 1914-1955 Born in St. Petersburg. 1919 left Russia; 1922 to Brussels. Studied at School of Fine Arts, Brussels, 1932-33. Traveled extensively in Europe and North Africa, 1930-37. 1937 to Paris; 1940-42 Nice; returned to Paris, 1943. First one-man exhibition, Paris, 1944; exhibited in Salon de Mai, 1945-55. 1954 settled at Antibes where he committed suicide. Retrospective, Musee National d'Art Moderne, Paris, 1956. DOOR WITHOUT ENTRANCE. 1946. Oil on canvas, 7 4y2 x 37". BRIDGE OF AUTEUIL. 1954. Oil on canvas, 35 x 51 V2". PIERRE TAL COAT 1905- Born in Clohars-Carnoet, Brittany. Studied sculpture; designed models for pottery industry in Quimper. To Paris, 1925. Has lived in Brittany, Burgundy, Aix-en-Provence. Received Prix Paul Guillaume, 1936. Participated in Pittsburgh International, 1952, 1955, 1958; Venice Biennale, 1956; II. Documenta, Kassel, 1959. Lives in Paris. ROCK. 1950. Oil on canvas, 30% x 30%". ANTOm TAPIES 1923— Born in Barcelona. 1946 gave up law studies to devote himself exclusively to painting. Self-taught. 1948 co-founder of group and review Dau al Set, Barcelona. 1950 to Paris on French government scholarship. 1950, first one-man show, Barcelona. Included in Sao Paulo Bienal, 1953 (purchase prize) ; Venice Biennale, 1958 (two prizes) ; Pittsburgh International, 1950, 1952, 1955, 1958 (first prize). Lives in Barcelona. COMPOSITION. 1957. Oil and mixed media on canvas, 45 x57Vz". nARK TOBEY 1890— Bom in Centerville, Wisconsin. Self-taught. 1911 to New York. Later lived in Chicago and in Seattle. Traveled in Mexico, Europe, Near and Far East. Studied Chinese calligraphy in China, 1934. One-man exhibitions since 1917. Recent group exhibitions include Sao Paulo Bienal, 1951, 1955; Pittsburgh International, 1952, 1955, 1958; Venice Biennale, 1956; II. Documenta, Kassel, 1959. Lives in Basel, Switzerland. WHITE WORLD. 1953. Tempera, 18^/^ x 24". JACQUES VffLLOJV 1875- Born in Damville (Eure), France. Painter, engraver, etcher. Eldest brother of artists Marcel Duchamp, Suzanne Duchamp, Raymond Duchamp-Villon. 1894 to Paris. Associated with cubists. 1932-33 member of Abstraction- Creation group. 1936 visited the United States, 194f) in southern France. Participated in Venice Biennale, 1950, 1956 (first prize for painting), 1960; Pittsburgh International, 1950 (first prize). Lives in Puteaux, France. FIGURE. 1921. Oiloncanvas,2lVixl5". EDOVARD WILLARB 1868-1940 Born in Cuiseaux. Family moved to Paris, 1877. Enrolled in Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1886; Academic Julian, 1888. 1889 joined Nabi group viith Denis, Bonnard, Serusier and others. First one-man show at Revue Blanche. Exhibited also at Bernheim-J eune. Salon des Independants, Salon d'Automne. 1938 retrospective at Musee des Arts Decoratifs. Died at La Baule, France. IN THE PARK. Oil on paper mounted on canvas, 30Vz x 36%". EMERSON WOELFFER 1914— Born in Chicago. Studied at Art Institute of Chicago. Has taught at Institute of Design, Chicago ; Black Mountain College, N. C. ; Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. Now teaching at Chouinard School, Los Angeles. Exhibitions in the United States and Europe. Included in Pittsburgh International, 1952, 1958. AIR MAIL. 1957-58. Oil on canvas, 55Vi x 39W. WOLS 1913-1951 Born Alfred Otto Wolfgang Schulze in Berlin. Studied the violin, enrolled for a short time at Bauhaus, Berlin. 1932 to Paris, associated with surrealists. Worked as photographer. Lived in Spain. 1939 returned to France and began to paint. Illustrated books by Kafka, Sartre, Artaud and others. First one-man exhibition, Galerie Drouin, Paris, 1947. Participated in numerous group exhibitions. Died in Paris. WINDMILL. 1940-44. Oil on canvas, 28% x 23W. HARBOR DISTRICT. Watercolor, 7Vi x I2V2". COMPOSITION. Ink and watercolor, 8% x 5Vz". COMPOSITION. Ink and watercolor, 9 x 11%". COMPOSITION. Ink and watercolor, 9 x 11". ABJA YUJVKERS 7900— Born in Riga, Latvia. Educated in St. Petersburg. Self-taught as an artist. From 1919 traveled in Europe, North Africa, Mexico. Settled in Paris 1928-38. Spent World War II in Sweden. 1947 to United States. Guggenheim Fellowship 1949-50, renewed 1954-55; recipient of Ford Foundation Fellowship, 1959. Many group and one-man exhibitions. Now an American citizen, living in New York City. EMBROIDERED HALO. 1957. Pastel, 32 x26Vi". The following works were not originally part of the G. David Thompson Collection but were added to the Museum showings with the owner's consent: Kandinsky: NUDE. 1911. Monet: WISTERIA. 1920-25. The following work listed in the catalogue had to be withdrawn for reasons beyond our control: van Gogh: L'ARLESIENNE. 1890. The works listed below were recently sold and are now in the following collections: Picasso: BULLFIGHT. 1934. SEATED CHILD. 1939. Collection Mr. and Mrs. Kirk Douglas, Beverly Hills, California. Picasso: SEATED NUDE ON BLUE. 1939. TWO FIGURES. 1939. Collection Richard L. Feigen, Chicago, Illinois. STAFF Director Curator of Education Activities Secretary Registrar Public Relations Conservation Photography Thomas M. Mcsser Louise Averill Svendsen Sheila More Ogden Arlene B. Dellis Donna Butler Orrin Riley and Saul Fuerstein Robert E. Mates Business Administrator Building Superintendent Head Guard Glenn H. Easton, Jr. Peter G. Loggin John J. Teeling Exhibition '61/3 May-August, 1961 5000 copies of this catalogue, designed by Herbert Matter, have been printed by Sterlip Press, Inc., New York, in May 1961 for the Trustees of The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation on the occasion of the exhibition "One Hundred Paintings from the G. David Thompson Collection"